‘Star Wars’ Rumormill – Will Tom Be Cruise-ing Into an ‘Episode VII’ Cameo?

- 06-24-14Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Just when you thought the rumors surrounding Star Wars: Episode VII couldn’t get any stranger, here’s one that should rattle your brain a bit. According to the ever-elusive and mysterious “sources”, action superstar and Scientology guru Tom Cruise may be making a wee bit of a cameo in the new flick. Read on for all the rumor-y goodness. (more…)

‘Star Wars’ Rumormill – Production Delayed Due to Broken Han Solo

- 06-23-14Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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All major-league film productions run the risk of being forced to face down some big problems and no matter how iconic the Star Wars franchise may be, it is no exception to this rule. The problem in question is, of course, the fact that Harrison Ford broke his leg last week. And rather than hobble about as Han “The Gimp” Solo, the rumormill is saying that production on the film is going to be delayed. Read on for all the maybe truths and sorta facts on the situation. (more…)

‘Star Wars’ Rumormill Strikes Back! Latest Villain Details

- 06-16-14Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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And now for another exciting installment of the Star Wars: Episode VII Rumormill, where we here at Nerd Bastards relate the latest info coming down the tubes of the Internet. It may be truth, but it’s probably not. Either way, prepare to speculate on the newest rumors regarding which villains will be showing up to fight against Luke, Han and the new, young cast in Episode VII. (more…)

Rumor: ‘Episode VII’ Will Feature at Least One Bad Girl

- 06-13-14Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson


Unless they were in the first three Star Wars movies, we have no idea who anyone in the Star Wars Episode VII cast is playing in the film. Until the day comes that someone at Disney and/or Lucasfilm decides to let us in on the secret, we’re going to have to rely on rumor and intuition to guess who’s playing who in the film. But today’s bit of speculation seems to hint at the idea that one of the film’s new female cast members: Daisy Ridley, Gwendoline Christie and Lupita Nyong’o, is playing a villainess in Episode VII. (more…)

Uh-Oh! Harrison Ford Injured on ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Set

- 06-12-14Film Posted by Sarah Moran

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Breaking news from the set of Star Wars: Episode VII - Harrison Ford has been injured and is receiving treatment at a local hospital. Disney released this a statement: (more…)

New Photo from ‘Star Wars’ Set – A Legit One!

- 06-11-14Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson


As well all know, unauthorized pictures from the set of Star Wars Episode VII has been a problem from the word “Go.” Sometimes though, we do get some legit stuff, legit peaks behind the curtain at Pinewood, like J.J. Abramsresponse to the leaks. In another legit peak from the set, this one’s all business. Because if there’s one thing that can get a director and a producer of a mega-franchise out of a media hidey-hole, it’s the guy that controls the purse strings in the U.K. (more…)

Mark Hamill Talks ‘Episode VII’ and Shows Off His Lightsaber Pose

- 06-05-14Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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It’s no secret that Mark Hamill is coming back to do a little face time in Star Wars: Episode VII. Of course, he and the other old cast members aren’t exactly in the same sort of shape as they were back in the day. Then again, the new movie takes place quite a few years after Return of the Jedi, so their characters aren’t supposed to be spring chickens anymore either. But a Jedi is a Jedi and even 62-year-old wielders of a lightsaber best be ready to do some damage to the Dark Side if the moment demands. Now, Hamill is stepping up to chat a bit about how he’s prepping to take on Episode VII, as well as a few other things. He’s also showing off his lightsaber pose, just in case you’re skeptical about whether he can even lift the thing anymore. Check it out below. (more…)

J.J. Wants ‘Episode VII’ Leaks to Stop; Internet Ruining his Excessive Secrecy

- 06-04-14Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson


With a total of two unauthorized set photo dumps in the last week, Star Wars Episode VII seems like a leaky row boat. Hey, stuff happens, right? I mean, how many cell phone videos of Batman’s final fight with Bane in The Dark Knight Rises appeared on You Tube while that movie was shooting in Pittsburgh? Well, J.J. Abrams isn’t pleased. The filmmaker behind the upcoming Star Wars sequel posted a picture to Twitter that was a little tongue-in-cheek, but nonetheless reminded fans that the director know for his privacy on-set, would kind of like it back again. (more…)

Leaked ‘Star Wars 7’ Pics – Millennium Falcon and X-Wing Under Construction

- 06-03-14Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Now that Star Wars: Episode VII is underway, we’re finally starting to get a look at what J. J. Abrams and company is putting together. The other day we had a sneak peak at some sort of critter they designed for the flick. And today, we get what we’ve all been waiting for – the first leaked pics of the Millennium Falcon and an X-Wing. They’re not exactly in tip-top shape, as the full-scale set pieces are currently under construction, but it’s still pretty damned cool to see what’s going on behind the scenes. Scroll on for all the visual goodness. (more…)

Sorry Sports Fans, Henson’s Creature Shop Not Part of the ‘Episode VII’ Team

- 05-22-14Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson


When J.J. Abrams, everyone’s favorite genre director, posted online yesterday a video inviting fans to enter an auction to win a role in Star Wars Episode VII, it offered a tantalizing look at the Abu Dhabi set of the film, and then some weird look ostrich man carrying a bunch of cages walked out behind Abrams, and everyone said, “Hey, that looks cool.” Cool-looking aliens are no stranger to the Star Wars set, but they usually only look cool after several months of post production, since during the prequels it seemed like George Lucas had abandoned practical effects completely. But inquiring fans want to know, did Abrams go pro with his ostrich man? Did he recruit the fine people at Jim Henson’s Creature Shop to bring these new alien creations to life? The answer comes right after the break… (more…)